Solving Problems One Material at a Time

Jim Stevens

Distinguished Fellow
Dow Core R&D

A Catalyst for Material Innovation

Patience and creativity define Jim Stevens, Dow’s senior-most researcher who’s valued for his uncanny ability to invent solutions for some of R&D’s toughest challenges.

Jim Stevens, Ph.D., has spent much of his 35-year career at Dow developing innovative materials that meet seemingly impossible goals: Durable, flexible plastics that withstand extremely challenging environments, yet are cost-effective and recyclable. A solar shingle that generates more power than competing products at an affordable price (oh, and let’s be sure it can also stand up to the harshest of weather conditions).

As he tackles such challenges, Stevens gains insight from nature’s inner workings.

“I love applied science,” says Stevens, who can be found during off hours tending to his bonsai trees at home or waiting patiently at a local pond to photograph a specific type of dragonfly. “It’s about peeling back nature’s layers of mystery and understanding how things work at a fundamental level.”

Stevens translates his knowledge of nature into new materials that offer key benefits to consumers and manufacturers. “That is what drives me. That is why I could do this forever,” he says.

1,000 Global Patents (and Growing)

With a passion for plastics, polymers and catalysis that goes back to his doctoral years at The Ohio State University, Stevens has succeeded time and again in confronting new product needs with creativity. For proof, peruse his impressive (and growing) list of 102 U.S. patents and more than 1,100 global patents.

Indeed, Stevens has played a central role in many of the innovative materials that touch Americans’ daily lives, from the soles of our shoes to the dashboard of our car — and even the sustainable wine corks that keep our favorite varietals fresh.

But he also contributed to the early development of Dow’s high-throughput research capabilities in the late 1990s, improving upon an idea from the pharmaceutical industry’s playbook. The approach has become a major differentiator for Dow in the marketplace, as it has dramatically reduced the time and money required to bring an idea from invention to commercialization.

Dozens of Projects at a Time

Today, as Distinguished Fellow of Dow Core R&D, Stevens’ influence expands even further as he’s able to contribute to dozens of research projects underway at any given time. “I’m in the fortunate position of having exposure to all of the problems that Dow R&D is trying to solve and being able to see where the opportunities lie,” he says.

Despite his larger role, it’s not uncommon for Stevens to revert into scientist mode and get a “darn good idea” for a new research program to propose. He also works with Dow’s venture capital unit to identify promising startups. In everything he does, Stevens is driven by the need to innovate, which is underpinned by a responsibility to the marketplace.

“Dow is unique in its ability to make new and better materials,” he says. “There is no other company like Dow anywhere in the world when it comes to that. It’s all about creating the right properties at the right price.”

Awards

5 Dow Inventor of the Year awards

Saginaw Valley Patent Association Inventor of the Year

United States National Inventor of the Year

Carothers Award

American Chemical Society National Award in Industrial Chemistry

Perkin Medal

University of Chicago Bloch Medal

Combinatorial Chemistry Achievement Award

Elected Fellow of the AAAS

Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering

Associations

American Chemical Society

U.S. National Academy of Engineering

Fellow – American Association for the Advancement of Science

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas

4,548,686, "Selective Photochlorination of 1,1-Dichloroethane", James C. Stevens and Donald J. Perettie, October 22, 1985.

4,695,669, "Process for Propylene Dimerization", James C. Stevens and W. A. Fordyce, September 22, 1987.

4,820,671, "Regeneration of an Organouranium Complex", T. A. Chamberlin and J. C. Stevens, April 11, 1989.

4,855,523, "Catalyst and Process for the Selective Dimerization of Propylene to 4-Methyl-1-Pentene", J. C. Stevens and W. A. Fordyce, August 8, 1989.

4,929,699, "Process for Hydrogenation of Polymers", David R. Wilson and James C. Stevens, May 29, 1990.

4,960,869, "Uranium Allyllic Complex", James C. Stevens and W. A. Fordyce, October 2, 1990.

5,064,802, "Metal Complex Compounds", James C. Stevens and David R. Neithamer, November 12, 1991.

5,081,231, "Uranium (III) Catalyst For The Selective Dimerization Of Propylene To 4-Methyl-1-Pentene", Stevens, James C., Fordyce, William A., January 14, 1992.

5,132,380, "Metal Complex Compounds", James C. Stevens and David R. Neithamer, July 21, 1992

5,272,236, Shih-Yaw Lai, John R. Wilson, George W. Knight, James C. Stevens, Pak-Wing S. Chum, "Elastic Substantially Linear Olefin Polymers", December 21, 1993.

5,278,272, Shih-Yaw Lai, John R. Wilson, George W. Knight, James C. Stevens, "Elastic Substantially Linear Olefin Polymers", January 11, 1994.

5,340,840, "Foam Structures Of Ethylenic Polymer Material Having Enhanced Toughness And Elasticity And Process For Making", Park, Chung P., Stevens, James C., Knight, George W., August 23, 1994.

5,350,723, "Process for Preparation of Monocyclopentadienyl Metal Complex Compounds and Method of Use", David R. Neithamer and James C. Stevens.

5,369,136, "Foam Structures of Ethylenic Polymer Material Having Enhanced Toughness and Elasticity and Process for making", Chung C. Park, James C. Stevnes, George W. Knight.

5,372,682, "Electrochemical Preparation of Addition Polymerization Catalysts", David D. Devore, Robert D. Mussell, James C. Stevens, Francis J. Timmers.

5,374,696, "Addition Polymerization Process Using Stabilized Reduced Metal Catalysts", R. K. Rosen, P. N. Nickias, D. D. Devore, J. C. Stevens, F. J. Timmers.

5,380,810, "Elastic Substantially Linear Olefin Polymers", Shih-Yaw Lai, John R. Wilson, George W. Knight, James C. Stevens, January 10, 1995.

5,399,635, "Process For Preparation Of Monocyclopentadienyl Metal Complex Compounds And Method Of Use", Neithamer, David R., Stevens, James C., March 21, 1995.

5,425,872, "Electrochemical Preparation Of Addition Polymerization Catalysts", Devore, David D., Mussell, Robert D., Stevens, James C., Timmers, Francis J., June 20, 1995.

5,460,818, "Compatibilized Blend Of Olefinic Polymers And Monovinylidene Aromatic Polymers", Park, Chung P., Clingerman, George P., Timmers, Francis J., Stevens, James C., Henton, David E., October 24, 1995.

5,470,993, Titanium(II) or Zirconium(II) Complexes and Addition Polymerization Catalysts Therefrom", D. D. Devore, L. H. Crawford, J. C. Stevens, R. D. Mussell, D. R. Wilson, R. K. Rosen, November 28, 1995.

5,486,632, "Group 4 Metal Diene Complexes and Addition Polymerization Catalysts Therefrom", D. D. Devore, F. J. Timmers, J. C. Stevens, R. K. Rosen, January 23, 1996.

5,494,874, "Homogeneous, Stabilized, Reduced Metal Addition Polymerization Catalysts, Process for Preparation and Method of Use", R. K. Rosen, P. N. Nickias, D. D. Devore, J. C. Stevens, F. J. Timmers, February 27, 1996.

5,525,695, "Elastic Linear Interpolymers", Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C., June 11, 1996.

5,532,394, "Addition Polymerization Catalysts Comprising Reduced Oxidation State Metal Complexes", Rosen, Robert K., Nickias, Peter N., Devore, David D., Stevens, James C., Timmers, Francis J., July 2, 1996.

5,539,068, "Group 4, metal-conjugated diene metallocyclopentene complexes, and sddition polymerization catalysts therefrom", Devore, D.D., Stevens, J.C., Timmers, F.J., Rosen, R.K., July 23, 1996.

5,556,928 "Titanium (II) Or Zirconium (II) Complexes And Addition Polymerization Catalysts Therefrom", Devore, David D., Timmers, Francis J., Stevens, James C., Mussell, Robert D., Crawford, Lenore H., Wilson, David R., September 17, 1996

5,616,664, "Polymerization Process With Biscyclopentadienyl Diene Complex Containing Catalysts", Timmers, Francis J., Devore, David D., Stevens, James C., April 1, 1997.

5,624,878 "Titanium (II) Or Zirconium (II) Complexes And Addition Polymerization Catalysts Therefrom", Devore, David D., Timmers, Francis J., Stevens, James C., Mussell, Robert D., Crawford, Lenore H., Wilson, David R., April 29, 1997.

5,665,800, "Elastic Substantially Linear Olefin Polymers", Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C., September 9, 1997.

5,721,185, "Homogeneous Olefin Polymerization Catalyst By Abstraction With Lewis Acids", LaPointe, Robert E., Stevens, James C., Nickias, Peter N., McAdon, Mark H., February 24, 1998.

5,723,398, "Homogeneous, Stabilized, Reduced Metal Addition Polymerization Catalysts, Process For Preparation And Method Of Use", Rosen, Robert K., Nickias, Peter N., Devore, David D., Stevens, James C., Timmers, Francis J., March 3, 1998.

5,770,538, "Group 4 Metal Diene Complexes And Addition Polymerization Catalysts Therefrom", Devore, David D., Timmers, Francis J., Stevens, James C., Rosen, Robert K., June 23, 1998.

5,783,638, "Elastic Substantially Linear Ethylene Polymers", Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C., Jul. 21, 1998.

5,883,204, “Solution Polymerization Process with Dispersed Borate Activator”, Lee Spencer, James Stevens, Daniel Vanderlende, March 16, 1999.

5,972,822, "Biscyclopentadienyl complex containing addition polymerization catalyst", Timmers, F.J., Devore, D.D., Stevens, J.C., October 26, 1999.

5,986,028, "Elastic substantially linear ethylene polymers", Lai, S-Y, Wilson, J.R., Knight, G.W., Stevens, J.C., November 16, 1999.

6,013,819, "Reduced oxidation state Group 4 metal complexes, addition polymerization catalyst, and polymerization process", Stevens, J.C., Rosen, R.K., January 11, 2000.

6,015,868, "Substituted indenyl containing metal complexes and olefin polymerization process", Nickias, P.N., McAdon, M.H., Patton, J.T., Friedrichson, B.P., Soto, J., Stevens, J.C., VanderLende, D.D., January 18, 2000.

6,017,842, "Olefin polymerization catalyst composition comprising Group 13 compound", Rosen, R.K., Stevens, J.C., January 25, 2000.

6,025,448, "Gas phase polymerization of olefins", Swindoll, R.D., Story, B.A., Kolthammer, B.W.S., Peil, K.P., Wilson, D.R., Stevens, J.C., February 15, 2000.

6,060,567, "Interpolymers formed by continuous process", Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C., Chum, Pak-Wing S., May 9, 2000.

6,074,977, "Olefin addition polymerization catalyst composition", Rosen, R.K., Stevens, J.C., Tracy, J.C., June 13, 2000.

6,075,077, "Asphalt, bitumen, and adhesive composition", Timmers, F.J., Stevens, J.C., June 13, 2000.

6,087,447, "Blends of substantially random interpolymers with vinyl or vinylidene aromatic polymers", Stevens, J.C., Timmers, F.J., Guest, M.J., Gathers, J.J., Cheung, Y.W., Chum, P.W., Park, C.P., Clingerman, G.P., Sikkema, K.D., July 11, 2000.

6,107,374, "Asphalt modified with olefin / vinylidene aromatic monomer interpolymers", Stevens, J.C., Timmers, F.J., Gatzke, A.L., Bredewig, C.J., McKay, K.W., Gros, W.A., Diehl, C.F., August 22, 2000.

6,136,937, "Elastic Substantially Linear Ethylene Polymers", Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C., Oct. 24, 2000.

6,348,555 B1, "Elastic Substantially Linear Ethylene Polymers", Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C., Feb. 19, 2002.

6,420,507 B1, "Olefin Polymers Prepared With Substituted Indenyl Containing Metal Complexes", Lawrence T. Kale, Daniel D. VanderLende, Peter N. Nickias, Jasson T. Patton, James C. Stevens, Deepak R. Parikh, Deborah J. Mangold, Jul. 16, 2002.

6,465,384 B1, "Biscyclopentadienyl Diene Complexes", Francis J. Timmers, James C. Stevens, David D. Devore, Robert K. Rosen, Jasson T. Patton, David R. Neithamer, Oct. 15, 2002.

6,476,283 B1, "Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Polymers Using Divalent Diene-Containing Bis-Cyclopentadienyl Group IV Metal Catalysts", Nov. 5, 2002.

6,479,594 B1, "Sulfonated Substantially Random Interpolymers, Blends Therewith and Articles Made Therefrom", Yunwa W. Cheung, Stephen F. Hahn, James C. Stevens, Francis J. Timmers, Gregory F. Schmidt, Thoi H. Ho, Robert H. Terbrueggen, Nov. 12, 2002.

6,506,867 B1, “Elastic substantially linear ethylene polymers”, Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C., 1/14/2003.

6,512,049 B1, “Sulfonated substantially random interpolymers, blends therewith and articles made therefrom”, Cheung, Yunwa W., Hahn, Stephen F., Stevens, James C., Timmers, Francis J., Schmidt, Gregory F., Terbrueggen, Robert H., Ho, Thoi H, 1/28/2003

6,534,612 B1, "Elastic Substantially Linear Ethylene Polymers", Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C., Mar. 18, 2003.

6,548,611 B1, "Elastic Substantially Linear Ethylene Polymers", Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C., Apr. 15, 2003.

2003/0065097 A1, “High Melt Strength Polymers and Method of Making Same”, A. W. deGroot, James C. Stevens, Sylvie Desjardins, Jeffrey Weinhold, Edmund Carnahan, David Gillespie, Daniel D. VanderLende, Apr. 3, 2003.

2003/0088037 A1, “Method of Making Interpolymers and Products Made Therefrom”, James C. Stevens and Daniel D. VanderLende, May 8, 2003.

2003/0149189 A1, “Sulphonated Substantially Random Interpolymers, Blends Therewith and Articles Made Therefrom”, Yunwa W. Cheung, Stephen F. Hahn, James C. Stevens, Francis J. Timmers, Gregory F. Schmidt, Thoi H. Ho, Robert H. Terbrueggen, August 7, 2003.

6,696,379 B1, “Supported Modified Alumoxane Catalyst Activator”, Edmund M. Carnahan, Grant B. Jacobsen, Eugene Y. Chen, James C. Stevens, February 24, 2004.

6,737,484 B1, “Elastic substantially linear ethylene polymers”, Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C, 5/18/2004.

6,780,954 B1, “Elastic substantially linear ethylene polymers”, Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C, 8/24/2004.

6,806,326 B1 “Constrained geometry addition polymerization catalysts” Stevens, James C., Rosen, Robert K., Nickias, Peter N., Wilson, David R., 10/19/2004.

6,844,399 B2 “Sulfonated Substantially Random Interpolymers, Blends Therewith And Articles Made Therefrom”, Y. W. Cheung, Stephen F. Hahn, James C. Stevens, Francis F. Timmers, Gregory F. Schmidt, Thoi H. Ho, Robert H. Terbreuggen, January 18, 2005

6,849,704 B2 “Elastic Substantially Linear Olefin Polymers”, Lai, Shih-Yaw, Wilson, John R., Knight, George W., Stevens, James C., February 1, 2005.

6,825,369 B1, “Metal Complex Compounds”, James C. Stevens, David R. Neithamer, November 30, 2004.

6.858,557 B1, “Supported Constrained Geometry Olefin Polymerization Catalysts”.

6,875,816 B2, “High Melt Strength Polymers and Method of Making Same”, A. W. deGroot, James C. Stevens, Sylvie Y. Desjardins, J. Weinhold, Edmund Carnahan, David Gillespie, and Daniel VanderLende, April 5, 2005.

6,884,857 B1, “Olefin Polymerization Process Using Supported Constrained Geometry Catalysts”, James C. Stevens, David R. Wilson, April 26, 2005.

6.906,160 B2, “Isotactic Polypropylene Copolymer Fibers, Their Preparation and Use”, James C. Stevens, Daniel D. VanderLende, Samuel Ethiopia, June 14, 2005.

6,924,342 B2, “Method of Making Interpolymers and Products Made Therefrom”, James C. Stevens and Daniel D. VanderLende, August 2, 2005.

6,927,256, “Crystallization of polypropylene using a semi-crystalline, branched or coupled nucleating agent”, Stevens, James C., Vanderlende, Daniel D., Ansems, Patricia R., August 9, 2005.

6,943,215, “Impact resistant polymer blends of crystalline polypropylene and partially crystalline, low molecular weight impact modifiers”, Stevens, James C., Vanderlende, Daniel D., Ansems, Patricia R., September 13, 2005.

6,953,764, “High activity olefin polymerization catalyst and process”, Frazier, Kevin A., Boone, Harold, Vosejpka, Paul V., Stevens, James C, October 11, 2005.

6,960,635, “Isotactic propylene copolymers, their preparation and use”, Stevens, James C., VanderLende, Daniel D., November 1, 2005.

7,060,754 B2, “Crystallization of polypropylene using a semi-crystalline, branched or coupled nucleating agent”, Stevens, James C., VanderLende, Daniel D., Ansems, Patricia, June 13, 2006.

7,109,269 B2, “Impact resistant polymer blends of crystalline polypropylene and partially crystalline, low molecular weight impact modifiers”, Stevens, James C., VanderLende, Daniel D., Ansems, Patricia, September 19, 2006.

7,148,305 B2, “Method of making interpolymers”, Stevens, James C., VanderLende, Daniel D.,December 12, 2006.

7,199,203 B2, “Isotactic propylene copolymer fibers, their preparation and use”, Stevens, James C., Vanderlende, Daniel D., Ethiopia, Samuel, April 3, 2007.

7,214,638 B2, “Olefin polymerization catalyst composition comprising group 13 amide derivatives”, Romer, Duane R., Stevens, James C., Rosen, Robert K., Timmers, Francis J., Tuinstra, Hendrik E, May 8, 2007.

7,238,759 B2, “Isotactic propylene copolymers, their preparation and use”, Stevens, J. C., VanderLende, D. D., July 2, 2007.

7,250,470 B2, “Crystallization of polypropylene using a semi-crystalline, branched or coupled nucleating agent”, Stevens, James C., Vanderlende, Daniel D., Ansems, Patricia, July 31, 2007.

7,250,471 B2, “Impact resistance polymer blends of crystalline polypropylene and partially crystalline, low molecular weight impact modifiers”, Stevens, James C., Vanderlende, Daniel D., Ansems, Patricia, July 31, 2007.

7,271,221 B2, “Method of making interpolymers and products made therefrom “,Stevens, James C., VanderLende, Daniel D., Sept 18, 2007.

7,300,983 B2, “High melt strength polymers and method of making same”, Degroot, Alexander W., Stevens, James C., Desjardins, Sylvie Y., Weinhold, Jeffrey, Carnahan, Edmund M., Gillespie, David, Vanderlende, Daniel D., Nov 27, 2007.

7,344,775 B2, “Isotactic propylene copolymer fibers, their preparation and use”, Stevens, James C., Vanderlende, Daniel D., Ethiopia, Samuel, March 18, 2008.

7,553,917 B2, “Technique for selecting polymerization modifiers”, Beigzadeh, Daryoosh, Devore, David D., Campbell, Jr., Richard E., Romer, Duane R., Stevens, James C., Tuinstra, Hendrik E., Timmers, Francis J., Vosejpka, Paul C., June 30, 2009.

7,795,365 B2, “Liquid and gel-like low molecular weight ethylene polymers”, Karjala, Teresa P., Yalvac, Selim, Karjala, Thomas, Vanderlende, Daniel D., Kolthammer, Brian W., Stevens, James C., Diehl, Charles F. , September 14, 2010.

7,858,706 B2, “Catalyst composition comprising shuttling agent for ethylene multi-block copolymer formation”, Arriola, Daniel J., Carnahan, Edmund M., Cheung, Yunwa Wilson, Devore, David D., Graf, David D., Hustad, Phillip D., Kuhlman, Roger L., Shan, Colin Li Pi, Poon, Benjamin C., Roof, Gordon R., Stevens, James C., Stirn, Pamela J., Wenzel, Timothy T., December 28, 2010.

7,897,679 B2, “Isotactic propylene copolymers, their preparation and use”, Stevens, James C., Vanderlende, Daniel D., March 1, 2011.

7,943,546 B2, “Polymerization Modifiers”, Beigzadeh, Daryoosh;Campbell Jr., Richard E.;Devore, David D.;Romer, Duane R.; Stevens, James C.stevens:1|;Timmers, Francis J.;Tuinstra, Hendrik E.;Vosejpka, Paul C., May 17, 2011.

7,999,039 B2, “High melt strength polymers and method of making same”, DeGroot; Alexander W., Stevens; James C., Desjardins; Sylvie Y., Weinhold; Jeffrey, Carnahan; Edmund, Gillespie; David, VanderLende; Daniel D., August 16, 2011.

8,058,373 B2, “Polypropylene solution polymerization process”, Stevens, James C., VanderLende, Daniel D., November 15, 2011.

RE43,004, “High melt strength polymers and method of making same”, DeGroot; Alexander W., Stevens; James C., Desjardins; Sylvie Y., Weinhold; Jeffrey, Carnahan; Edmund, Gillespie; David, VanderLende; Daniel D., December 6, 2011.

8,129,487 B2, “Multi-block copolymer process using polar solvents”, Busico; Vincenzo, Alfano; Francesca, Boone; Harold W., Cipullo; Roberta, Stevens; James C., March 6, 2012.

8,148,482 B2, “Tactic polymer polymerization process using chiral catalysts”, Busico; Vincenzo, Boone; Harold W., Stevens; James C., Alfano; Francesca, Cipullo; Roberta, April 3, 2012.

8,198,374 B2, “Catalyst composition comprising shuttling agent for ethylene multi-block copolymer formation”, Arriola; Daniel J., Carnahan; Edmund M., Cheung; Yunwa Wilson, Devore; David D., Graf; David D., Hustad; Phillip D., Kuhlman; Roger L., Shan; Colin Li Pi, Poon; Benjamin C., Roof; Gordon R., Stevens; James C., Stirn; Pamela J., Wenzel; Timothy T., June 12, 2012.

8,202,953, B2, “High Efficiency Solution Polymerization Process”, Konze, Wayde V., Stevens, James C., VanderLende, Daniel D., June 19, 2012.

8,343,886 B2, “Polymerization Modifiers”, Beigzadeh; Daryoosh, Campbell, Jr.; Richard E., Devore; David D., Romer; Duane R., Stevens; James C., Timmers; Francis J., Tuinstra; Hendrik E., Vosejpka; Paul C. January 1, 2013.

8,383,542 B2, “Polymerization Modifiers”, Beigzadeh; Daryoosh, Campbell, Jr.; Richard E., Devore; David D., Romer; Duane R., Stevens; James C., Timmers; Francis J., Tuinstra; Hendrik E., Vosejpka; Paul C. February 26, 2013.

8,710,143, “Catalyst composition comprising shuttling agent for ethylene multi-block copolymer formation”, Arriola; Daniel J., Carnahan; Edmund M., Cheung; Yunwa Wilson, Devore; David D., Graf; David D., Hustad; Phillip D., Kuhlman; Roger L., Shan; Colin Li Pi, Poon; Benjamin C., Roof; Gordon R., Stevens; James C., Stirn; Pamela J., Wenzel; Timothy T., April 29, 2014.

8,710,551, “Catalyst composition comprising shuttling agent for ethylene multi-block copolymer formation”, Arriola; Daniel J., Carnahan; Edmund M., Cheung; Yunwa Wilson, Devore; David D., Graf; David D., Hustad; Phillip D., Kuhlman; Roger L., Shan; Colin Li Pi, Poon; Benjamin C., Roof; Gordon R., Stevens; James C., Stirn; Pamela J., Wenzel; Timothy T., July 22, 2014.

"Synthesis and Structure of Totally Synthetic Coboglobin Models", James C. Stevens, Patricia J. Jackson, Wayne P. Schammel, Gary G. Christoph, Daryle H. Busch, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1980, 102(9), 3283-3285.

"Totally Synthetic Coboglobin Models with Oxygen Binding Capabilities Equivalent to Those of Coboglobin", James C. Stevens, Daryle H. Busch, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1980, 102(9), 3285 - 3287.

"Molecular Species Containing Persistent Voids. Template Synthesis And Characterization Of A Series Of Lacunar-Nickel(II) Complexes And The Corresponding Free Ligands", D.H. Busch, D.J. Olszanski, J.C. Stevens, W.P. Schammel, M. Kojima, N. Herron, L.L. Zimmer, K.A. Holter, J. Mocak, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1981, 103(6), 1472-1478.

"Simultaneous Synthesis, Separation And Characterization Of Metal Complexes With Monomeric Lacunar Ligands And Dimeric Ligands Capable Of Bimetallic Coordination", D. H. Busch, S. C. Jackels, R. C. Callahan, J. J. Grzybowski, L. L. Zimmer, M. Kojima, D. J. Olszanski, W. P. Schammer, J. C. Stevens, Inorg. Chem., 1981, 20(9), 2834-2844.

"Applications of Lasers to Industrial Chemistry", J. B. Clark, J. C. Stevens, D. J. Perettie, SPIE, 1984, 458, 82-88.

"Laser Initiated Free Radical Chemistry", D.J. Perettie, J. C. Stevens, J. B. Clark, Laser Applications in Chemistry, Ed by K. L. Kompa and J. Wanner, Plenum, 1984, 239-243.

"Synthesis and Structural Characterization of a Neutral Lacunar Complex Formed by Deprotonation of Methyl Groups of the Cyclidene Macrocycle", Goldsby, Kenneth A.; Jircitano, Alan J.; Nosco, Dennis L.; Stevens, James C.; Busch, Daryle H., Inorg. Chem. 1990, 29(13), 2523-7.

"A Simple and Inexpensive Condenser for Reflux Operations in a Drybox,” James C. Stevens, J. Chem. Educ. 1991, 68(1), 77.

"The Dioxygen Adducts of the Typical Lacunar Cobalt(II) Cyclidene Complexes," Daryle H. Busch, Patricia J. Jackson, Masaaki Kojima, Piotr Chmielewski, Naohide Matsumoto, James C. Stevens, Wei Wu, Dennis Nosco, Normon Herron, Naidong Ye, P. Richard Warburton, Mohamad Masarwa, Neil A. Stephenson, Gary Christoph, and Nathaniel W. Alcock, Inorganic Chemistry, 1994, 33(5), 910 - 923.

"INSITE™Catalyst Structure/Activity Relationships for Olefin Polymerization", Stud. Surf. Sci. & Catal. 1994, 89, 277-284.

"Constrained Geometry and Other Single Site Metallocene Polyolefin Catalyst: A Revolution in Olefin Polymerization," Stud. Surf. Sci. & Catal. 1996, 101, 11-20.

Boussie, Thomas R.; Diamond, Gary M.; Goh, Christopher; Hall, Keith A.; LaPointe, Anne M.; Leclerc, Margarete; Lund, Cheryl; Murphy, Vince; Shoemaker, James A. W.; Tracht, Ursula; Turner, Howard; Zhang, Jessica; Uno, Tetsuo; Rosen, Robert K.; Stevens, James C. A Fully Integrated High-Throughput Screening Methodology for the Discovery of New Polyolefin Catalysts: Discovery of a New Class of High Temperature Single-Site Group (IV) Copolymerization Catalysts. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2003), 125(14), 4306-4317.

Boussie, Thomas R.; Diamond, Gary M.; Goh, Christopher; Hall, Keith A.; LaPointe, Anne M.; Leclerc, Margarete K.; Murphy, Vince; Shoemaker, James A. W.; Turner, Howard; Rosen, Robert K.; Stevens, James C.; Alfano, Francesca; Busico, Vincenzo; Cipullo, Roberta; Talarico, Giovanni. Nonconventional catalysts for isotactic propene polymerization in solution developed by using high-throughput-screening technologies. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition (2006), 45(20), 3278-3283.

Alfano, Francesca; Boone, Harold W.; Busico, Vincenzo; Cipullo, Roberta; Stevens, James C.. Polypropylene "Chain Shuttling" at Enantiomorphous and Enantiopure Catalytic Species: Direct and Quantitative Evidence from Polymer Microstructure. Macromolecules (Washington, DC, United States) (2007), 40(22), 7736-7738.

Zuccaccia, Cristiano; Macchioni, Alceo; Busico, Vincenzo; Cipullo, Roberta; Talarico, Giovanni; Alfano, Francesca; Boone, Harold W.; Frazier, Kevin A.; Hustad, Phillip D.; Stevens, James C.; Vosejpka, Paul C.; Abboud, Khalil A. Intra- and intermolecular NMR studies on the activation of arylcyclometallated hafnium pyridyl-amido olefin polymerization precatalysts. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2008), 130(31), 10354-10368.

Gaffney, Anne M., Trost, Barry M., Murray, Brendan D., Stevens, James C.,. Norskov, Jens K; Darensbourg, Marcetta Y., Barteau, Mark A., Cardillo, MarkJ., Haruta, Masatake, Jackson, Nancy B., Markovic, Nenad M., Haile, Sossina M., Moore, Thomas A.; Gibson, Vernon C., “Catalysis for Energy: Fundamental Science and Long-Term Impacts of the U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Catalysis Science Program,” National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

Zhou, Zhe; Stevens, James C.; Klosin, Jerzy; Kummerle, Rainer; Qiu, Xiaohua; Redwine, David; Cong, Rongjuan; Taha, Angela; Mason, Jeff; Winniford, Bill; Chauvel, Paul; Montanez, Nikki. “NMR Study of Isolated 2,1-Inverse Insertion in Isotactic Polypropylene,” Macromolecules (2009), 42(6), 2291-2294.

Zhe Zhou, Rainer Kümmerle, James C. Stevens, David Redwine, Yiyong He, Xiaohua Qiu, Rongjuan Cong, Jerzy Klosin, Nikki Montañez , Gordon Roof, 13C NMR of polyolefins with a new high temperature 10 mm cryoprobe, J. Magn. Reson. (2009) doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2009.07.017

Books Published

“Advances in Polymerization Catalysis. Catalysts & Processes”, Topics in Catalysis 1999, 7(1-4), 1-210.

Gaffney, Anne M., Trost, Barry M., Murray, Brendan D., Stevens, James C.,. Norskov, Jens K; Darensbourg, Marcetta Y., Barteau, Mark A., Cardillo, MarkJ., Haruta, Masatake, Jackson, Nancy B., Markovic, Nenad M., Haile, Sossina M., Moore, Thomas A.; Gibson, Vernon C., “Catalysis for Energy: Fundamental Science and Long-Term Impacts of the U.S. Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Catalysis Science Program”, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.